Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills


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Enroll yourself in the Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills course to gain both the technical and personal skills necessary to succeed in any help desk technical support role. The help desk training course covers personal skills like communication, training, and writing skills along with technical skills security, troubleshooting, and business. The help desk course helps you understand your user's needs, goals, and attitudes; define, diagnose, and solve problems; and protect the security of your users, information, and devices.


12+ Lessons | 200+ Quizzes | 309+ Flashcards | 309+ Glossary of terms


100+ Pre Assessment Questions | 100+ Post Assessment Questions |

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • Organization of the Text
  • Key Pedagogical Features
  • A Brief Word on Mind Mapping
  • Conclusion

Lessons 2: Introduction to Help Desk Support Roles

  • Understanding the Support Center
  • The Role of the Help Desk Professional
  • Understanding Users
  • Typical Incident Process

Lessons 3: Communication Skills

  • Elements of Communication
  • Recognizing Communication Barriers
  • Comparing Different Communication Methods
  • Handling Difficult Situations

Lessons 4: Personal Skills

  • Recognizing the Value of Attitude
  • Managing Stress
  • Managing Your Time
  • Managing Your Career

Lessons 5: Technical Skills

  • Working with Personal Computers
  • Working with Networks
  • Working with Mobile Devices
  • Understanding the Product

Lessons 6: Security Skills

  • Protecting IT Resources
  • Understanding Malware
  • Managing Risk

Lessons 7: Troubleshooting Skills

  • Recognizing Key Troubleshooting Steps
  • Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Understanding Problem-Solving Skills

Lessons 8: Writing Skills

  • Comparing Writing Styles
  • Understanding Technical Writing
  • Writing for Customers
  • Writing for Internal Personnel

Lessons 9: Training Skills

  • Effective Training Skills
  • Steps Involved in Training
  • One-on-One Training vs. Group Training

Lessons 10: Business Skills

  • Reviewing Core Business Skills
  • Shaping the Business
  • Aligning the Business
  • Understanding ITIL

Lessons 11: Calculating Help Desk Value

  • Calculating Value with Performance Metrics
  • Identifying Help Desk Costs
  • Creating a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)


Customer Review

Few weeks ago, I got a chance to review uCertify’s Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills for 15 days. As to the content, course covers a combination of both hard skills and soft skills that a help desk personnel needs to succeed. Soft skills include communication, personal, training, and writing skills while hard skills include technical, security, troubleshooting, and business skills. The Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills course contains flashcards & quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Flashcards help master the key concepts and the glossaries define the key terms. The course also contains full-length practice test. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam. I would recommend this course to everyone.